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Award winning reports on climate change in Himalayas
Feb 19, 2010 The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has announced the results of a competition for journalists writing on the theme of climate change in the Himalayas. Seven of the winning entries captured the impact of climate change on mountains and livelihoods.
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Study of glacial lakes shows no immediate risk
Feb 22, 2010 A recent field investigation carried out by ICIMOD in collaboration with national partners to discover the actual situation on the ground of three of the potentially dangerous lakes in Nepal point out that they should not simply be seen as threat, but rather as a resource that needs proper care.
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Innovation projects bring food security in Himalayas
Feb 24, 2010 In the Ladakh region of high Himalayas where farming is only possible from April to August three-quarters of people depend on government subsidised food for survival. However innovation projects like artificial glaciers, hydraulic ram pumps to lift water and cooperative farming are changing the ground situation.
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Cameras to prove melting of Himalayan glaciers
May 12, 2010 The Extreme Ice Survey project of Nepal government will help to settle the dispute on Himalayan glaciers. Cameras mounted on vertical rock faces as part of the project will capture over 8,000 images for two years, that will be stitched together into a 60 second video clip to act as evidence.
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Team sets out to clean the "Death Zone"
May 20, 2010 Twenty Nepali climbers are to execute the world's highest ever clean-up campaign, the Extreme Everest Expedition 2010, this week. This daring cleanup of garbage and dead bodies lying at heights more than 8000 meters would involve risk of surviving the zone's thin air, freezing temperatures and difficult terrain.
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Mount Everest throws a bigger challenge to climbers
Jun 02, 2010 Sherpa mountaineers in Nepal have raised an alarm on the rising rate of snow and ice melt on Mount Everest saying that this would threaten future expeditions. The melting has exposed bare rock faces and dislodged boulders which will make climbing more dangerous and expensive.
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Impact of glacial melting in Pakistan highlighted
Dec 16, 2009 The adverse impacts of climate change on Pakistan were highlighted at a side event in Copenhagen. As the temperatures rise further, the country is going to be badly hit by changes in monsoon patterns, sea level rise and the melting of glaciers.
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No complacency on global warming, says ICIMOD
Jan 27, 2010 Commenting on the controversy over 2007 IPCC study on Himalayan glaciers, ICIMOD has said that majority of glaciers in the region are retreating at varied pace. However, measurement of glacial mass balance is likely to provide more accurate information than terminus fluctuation.
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“Melting ice is Earth's warning signal”
Sep 28, 2011 The Guardian’s head of the environment, Damian Carrington, argues that the global phenomenon of shrinking ice, from the Himalayas to the Arctic, should serve as a warning of the dangers of anthropogenic global warming.
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Raising awareness about melting glaciers in Himalayas
Oct 26, 2009 Changes in the landscape, livelihood and biodiversity in the Himalayan region due to global warming are becoming apparent and ominous. An exhibition organised by ICIMOD, currently on in Switzerland, is displaying photographs taken in the early 1950s and juxtaposing them with recent photographs to compare the change.
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Study challenges global view on Himalayan glaciers
Nov 10, 2009 Contrary to the view held by global climatologists, a new report of Geological Survey of India has revealed that the Himalayan glaciers are not shrinking as fast as they are believed. It says that while some of the glaciers are retreating, others are advancing such as the Siachen glacier.
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India 'arrogant' in denying glacier melting
Nov 12, 2009 IPCC chairman Dr R K Pachauri has lambasted Indian environment ministry for its report that claims there is no evidence that climate change has shrunk the Himalayan glaciers. He says the assertion is based on unsubstantiated research and reeks of ‘arrogance’.
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The 'glacier man' of India
Nov 27, 2009 As climate change poses grave threat to glaciers around the world, Chewang Norphel, in India's Ladakh region, has devised a way to create artificial glaciers. Harvesting glacial meltwater as a conservation technique for irrigational needs can go a long way in man’s fight against global warming.
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Top institutes join hands to save the Himalayan glacier
Apr 10, 2009 Indian scientists and researchers will be given specialised mountaineering training to work in the high-altitude Himalayan regions. The new partnership between TERI and the Indian Mountaineering Institute is a significant step in advancing physical skills in conducting glaciological studies.
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Climate experts recommend structural reforms to IPCC
Aug 31, 2010 The InterAcademy Council has released an independent review on the working of the IPCC and recommended fundamental structural reforms to improve the quality of its assessments. UN Chief and Panel chair welcomed the recommendations stating it would strengthen its work.
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Arctic ice shrinks to record low
Sep 12, 2011 As the polar ice cap around the North Pole shrinks to an estimated 8,000 year low, scientists point to anthropogenic climate change as the culprit. They warn that current trends indicate Arctic ice is melting faster than IPCC predictions.
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Climate change threatens Kashmir’s glaciers
Jun 11, 2011 Receding glaciers in Kashmir are clearly showing the signs of a warming climate caused by a shrinking forest cover and ecological degradation.
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Climate change denuding ice off Mount Everest, say climbers
Sep 26, 2011 As anecdotal evidence of melting ice on Mount Everest grows, the Mountain Institute meets to discuss the risk from glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs). Attempts to scientifically measure the effects of climate change on the Himalayas are made difficult by the region's size and hostile conditions.
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Nepal’s glacial lake dangerous, say experts
Oct 11, 2011 Nepal’s fastest growing glacial lake Imja is a catastrophe in the waiting, says scientists. The latest danger zone in the Himalayas is growing by 47 meters a year.
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Nepal's melting glaciers pose flood risk
Dec 27, 2011 Climate change in Nepalese Himalayas means melting and fast eroding glaciers, forming huge lakes which pose a future flood hazard.
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Status of glaciers in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region
Feb 23, 2012 The Status of Glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region report by ICIMOD presents the results of a recent study to provide a comprehensive account of the number and status of glaciers across the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region.
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'Unprecedented climate extremes' over past decade: report
Jul 07, 2013 The world experienced 'unprecedented high-impact climate extremes' between 2001 and 2010, according to a United Nations report launched in July, 2013.
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Polar ice sheets vulnerable to even moderate global warming
Dec 17, 2009 A new study based on the last interglacial stage has thrown up worrying data of a possible long-term sea level rise up to 9 meters due to 2 degree rise in global warming. Scientists hope the findings send a strong message to negotiating governments at Copenhagen to act faster.
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UN panel's glacier warning: reality check
Jan 19, 2010 Climate change skeptics may seize upon a premature conclusion over Himalayan glaciers, but this doesn't change the truth about global warming. Rather, it highlights the need for greater rigor in climate change action.
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Millions in Nepal on the brink of starvation
Sep 04, 2009 According to a new report by Oxfam, farmers in Nepal are having a tough time battling against erratic weather patterns attributed to climate change. Extreme climatic conditions, poor crop production, melting of glaciers and other impacts can exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and inequalities.
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